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Mark 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.[fn]

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As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,[fn]
“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way,

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the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare[fn] the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight,’”

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John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

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And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

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Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

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And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

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I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

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In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

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And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

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And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;[fn] with you I am well pleased.”

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The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.

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And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.

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Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,

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and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

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Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

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And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”[fn]

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And immediately they left their nets and followed him.

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And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.

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And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.

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And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching.

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And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.

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And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out,

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“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”

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But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”

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And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him.

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And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”

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And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.

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And immediately he[fn] left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

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Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.

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And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

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That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons.

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And the whole city was gathered together at the door.

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And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

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And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

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And Simon and those who were with him searched for him,

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and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.”

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And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.”

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And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

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And a leper[fn] came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”

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Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”

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And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.

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And Jesus[fn] sternly charged him and sent him away at once,

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and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”

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But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.
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ESV Footnotes
Some manuscripts omit the Son of God
Some manuscripts in the prophets
Or crying: Prepare in the wilderness
Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women
Some manuscripts they
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
Greek he; also verse 45

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